Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Paper craft project no. 321: Merry Christmas watercolor card

Merry Christmas, everyone! Popping by here to share a Christmas card I made earlier this week. Well, I'll be making more -- and real early this time around -- because I've got a new card-making challenge blog starting on January 6 and I'm excited to have 7 amazing cardmakers joining me twice a month in creating one layer Christmas cards. I hope you can come check it out, follow the blog, and play with us in January. We promise it will be fun and it'll be a great way to get a head start on next year's Christmas cards :o)

Anyway, you'll find this card over at Time Out because it serves as reminder for our Inspired by Words challenge: "Christmas is Love with All the Trimmings." We'd love it if you could join us. Take a little time out to craft your heart out ;o) 

I stamped the poinsettia in brown archival ink on watercolor paper. I used my Japanese watercolor brush pens to color the poinsettia and the background. I layered the colors, starting from lightest to darkest. Then I stamped the Christmas word block in brown ink and partially stamped them on the panel to get a grunge, vintage, textured look. I trimmed the panel to size, stamped the sentiment in black ink, and then ran my brown watercolor brush pen along the sides to create a distressed frame. I mounted the panel onto my card base, used a black gel pen to trace over the poinsettia, and added stickles for a little shine. And the card's done. This one I made for my in-laws and it's right under the tree along with our presents for them.

Our Christmas tree this year. DH and I finished decorating it this afternoon. Our living room's a bit crowded right now, and to make it easy on the in-laws, we decided to put the tree up on the low table -- easier to see and get to the presents that way without bending over too much. I went a little crazy on the Christmas lights! But hey, it's going to be for two days only so, what the was DH's idea in the first place anyway ;o)

Linking up my card to these fun challenges:
  1. Cards und More #123 - All About Christmas
  2. Deep Ocean Challenge #93 - Christmas is all around
  3. Holly Jolly Christmas - Anything Goes Christmas
  4. Just Inspirational Challenge - Christmas
  5. Card Mania #62 - Christmas
  6. Dream Valley Challenge #97 - Christmas
  7. Monday Morning Challenge #1 - Anything Christmas or Winter
  8. Ooh La La Creations #170 - Christmas
  9. Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful time this Christmas with your loved ones!


SuppliesStamps - Holiday Sketches: Christmas FlowerHoliday Sketches: Christmas Candles, Sentiment Builders: Christmas & New Year, and Vignette: Christmas Block from STAMPlorations; Inks/Paints - Jet Black and Coffee Archival inks from from Ranger, Akashiya Sai Japanese watercolor brush pens; Paper - 140# cold-press watercolor paper from Canson and 100# classic white premium heavy weight cardstock from Paper and More


  1. Meery Xmas Shery. Great Background and wonderful tree x

  2. Sheer Christmas genius! That poinsettia practically glows! I hope your Christmas is as full of kindness and joy as you are!

  3. Amazing colours and layers as always, Shery! I am looking forward to the new challenge - I would love to make one layer cards as fab as yours. I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas :)

  4. What a beautiful card, Shery!
    For another SUPER FUN ANYTHING GOES challenges, please join us at Word Art Wednesday. There are great prizes every week. You can find us here:

    I hope you will join us!

  5. Great card thank you for joining us at Ooh la la Creations Sue DT xx

  6. Hope your Christmas was wonderful. Love the candy canes on your tree! Actually got some of those as a present from some American friends this year so there are some on our tree too. Fabulous OLC here. That bloom is just gorgeous.

  7. Beautiful card, love the stamp. Thanks for joining in the last challenge at Dream Valley for the year. Wishing you a joyful Christmas and Wonderful New Year. Hugs, Wends x Dream Valley DT

  8. Wow! What a gorgeous card!! So pretty! Love your tree on the table too!! Looks great!

    Have a Happy New Year!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  9. A stunning creation Shery, I love the way you created the background paper. Your tree is so beautiful too!
    Thanks so much for playing along in my Monday Morning Challenge! A new challenge will be posted tomorrow, hope you'll play along again!

  10. Oh my!! this is such a stunner :) Love the way u did the BG, it is glowing :)

  11. love the card and the tree is amazing!! hope you had a lovely Christmas time and wishing you a fabulous 2015!!!

  12. What a gorgeous, colourful Christmas card - and the tree looks amazing too! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley

    love Mags B x


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